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Re: TAPER MADNESS!!!!

Post  Nick Morris on Tue Oct 29, 2013 9:13 am



The wind is subsiding as we get another day closer.  Down to 12 mph from the 15 mph yesterday.
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Re: TAPER MADNESS!!!!

Post  Jordan S. on Tue Oct 29, 2013 9:39 am

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ounce wrote:I sure hope that Jordan, author of "Taper Question" on Running Forum for his first marathon, isn't freaking out by reading this 5 page thread.  Poor thing.
He should be freaking out...he is tapering for his first marathon!!
Not freaking out. Laughing a little but not freaking out. I'm getting more excited every day!!!
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Re: TAPER MADNESS!!!!

Post  Nick Morris on Tue Oct 29, 2013 9:44 am

Jordan S. wrote:
Nick Morris wrote:
ounce wrote:I sure hope that Jordan, author of "Taper Question" on Running Forum for his first marathon, isn't freaking out by reading this 5 page thread.  Poor thing.
He should be freaking out...he is tapering for his first marathon!!
Not freaking out. Laughing a little but not freaking out. I'm getting more excited every day!!!
+1
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Re: TAPER MADNESS!!!!

Post  ounce on Tue Oct 29, 2013 9:45 am

Jordan S. wrote:
Nick Morris wrote:
ounce wrote:I sure hope that Jordan, author of "Taper Question" on Running Forum for his first marathon, isn't freaking out by reading this 5 page thread.  Poor thing.
He should be freaking out...he is tapering for his first marathon!!
Not freaking out. Laughing a little but not freaking out. I'm getting more excited every day!!!
Good.  Don't freak out.  Laughing is what you should be doing.  You have enough to concentrate on just making it to the Start.  If you run out of things on what to concentrate, just concentrate on proper planting of your feet during the taper...especially when you're just walking around.  No need for a sprain at this point.
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Re: TAPER MADNESS!!!!

Post  ounce on Tue Oct 29, 2013 9:52 am

Nick Morris wrote:

The wind is subsiding as we get another day closer.  Down to 12 mph from the 15 mph yesterday.
Looking at the Canadian forecast for Hamilton, they drop any mention of the word "Windy" in their forecast for Saturday and Sunday.  You just need to figure out what an average wind for Hamilton is.

And the rain chances retreat to what could be a CYA 30% chance of rain.
http://weather.gc.ca/city/pages/on-77_metric_e.html

Overcast and temps between 41 and 48, with a dry cleaning bag as a poncho, and that looks like great weather to me.  No sun beating down on you!

Take another anti-tapermadness virus pill and see me in the morning.
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Post  Nick Morris on Tue Oct 29, 2013 9:58 am

ounce wrote:
Nick Morris wrote:

The wind is subsiding as we get another day closer.  Down to 12 mph from the 15 mph yesterday.
Looking at the Canadian forecast for Hamilton, they drop any mention of the word "Windy" in their forecast for Saturday and Sunday.  You just need to figure out what an average wind for Hamilton is.

And the rain chances retreat to what could be a CYA 30% chance of rain.
http://weather.gc.ca/city/pages/on-77_metric_e.html

Overcast and temps between 41 and 48, with a dry cleaning bag as a poncho, and that looks like great weather to me.  No sun beating down on you!

Take another anti-tapermadness virus pill and see me in the morning.
I am not worried about the precipitation and really not worried about the wind.  It's not too often that I run without it anyways Smile

The forecast looks like fast conditions to me...
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Re: TAPER MADNESS!!!!

Post  Mark B on Tue Oct 29, 2013 10:04 am

Nick Morris wrote:
ounce wrote:
Nick Morris wrote:

The wind is subsiding as we get another day closer.  Down to 12 mph from the 15 mph yesterday.
Looking at the Canadian forecast for Hamilton, they drop any mention of the word "Windy" in their forecast for Saturday and Sunday.  You just need to figure out what an average wind for Hamilton is.

And the rain chances retreat to what could be a CYA 30% chance of rain.
http://weather.gc.ca/city/pages/on-77_metric_e.html

Overcast and temps between 41 and 48, with a dry cleaning bag as a poncho, and that looks like great weather to me.  No sun beating down on you!

Take another anti-tapermadness virus pill and see me in the morning.
I am not worried about the precipitation and really not worried about the wind.  It's not too often that I run without it anyways Smile

The forecast looks like fast conditions to me...
Those do look like good running conditions, Nick. Cool and cloudy makes it a lot easier to sustain a blistering pace for 26.2, and a cooling breeze helps, too!
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Re: TAPER MADNESS!!!!

Post  Mark B on Tue Oct 29, 2013 10:05 am

Nick Morris wrote:
Jordan S. wrote:
Nick Morris wrote:
ounce wrote:I sure hope that Jordan, author of "Taper Question" on Running Forum for his first marathon, isn't freaking out by reading this 5 page thread.  Poor thing.
He should be freaking out...he is tapering for his first marathon!!
Not freaking out. Laughing a little but not freaking out. I'm getting more excited every day!!!
+1
Excellent! That's exactly where you want to be at this point. You never feel more alive than you do in the midst of taper madness. Very Happy
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Re: TAPER MADNESS!!!!

Post  Jim Lentz on Tue Oct 29, 2013 11:16 am

Just 4 more days until the Lakefront 50/50 and I am undertrained and still have a niggling injury. A high of 47 and low of 31 with 16 MPH winds, it will be a very cold start. The lakefront doesn't have any features to block wind.
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Re: TAPER MADNESS!!!!

Post  Nick Morris on Tue Oct 29, 2013 11:20 am

Jim Lentz wrote:Just 4 more days until the Lakefront 50/50 and I am undertrained and still have a niggling injury. A high of 47 and low of 31 with 16 MPH winds, it will be a very cold start. The lakefront doesn't have any features to block wind.
Make sure to tuck in behind a group of runners.
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Re: TAPER MADNESS!!!!

Post  Jim Lentz on Tue Oct 29, 2013 11:21 am

Nick Morris wrote:
Jim Lentz wrote:Just 4 more days until the Lakefront 50/50 and I am undertrained and still have a niggling injury. A high of 47 and low of 31 with 16 MPH winds, it will be a very cold start. The lakefront doesn't have any features to block wind.
Make sure to tuck in behind a group of runners.
I will make sure they are big runners.
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Re: TAPER MADNESS!!!!

Post  Michael Enright on Tue Oct 29, 2013 11:25 am

I hope it's > 32, or that the wind is only coming from the West, or you may have some ice!!
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Re: TAPER MADNESS!!!!

Post  ounce on Tue Oct 29, 2013 11:42 am

Jim Lentz wrote:
Nick Morris wrote:
Jim Lentz wrote:Just 4 more days until the Lakefront 50/50 and I am undertrained and still have a niggling injury. A high of 47 and low of 31 with 16 MPH winds, it will be a very cold start. The lakefront doesn't have any features to block wind.
Make sure to tuck in behind a group of runners.
I will make sure they are big runners.
My experience is that only a 1 ton box truck or larger is capable of blocking that much wind.

Just make sure the box truck has its bib on the grill.

For Saturday, the National Weather Service is calling for cloudy skies and 50 degrees, after a low of 44.  Winds are supposed to be out of the west-northwest sustained at 15 mph, with gusts during the day up to 25 mph.  20% chance of rain...probably CYA %

You're going to need a bigger truck.
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Post  Nick Morris on Tue Oct 29, 2013 11:58 am

ounce wrote:
Jim Lentz wrote:
Nick Morris wrote:
Jim Lentz wrote:Just 4 more days until the Lakefront 50/50 and I am undertrained and still have a niggling injury. A high of 47 and low of 31 with 16 MPH winds, it will be a very cold start. The lakefront doesn't have any features to block wind.
Make sure to tuck in behind a group of runners.
I will make sure they are big runners.
My experience is that only a 1 ton box truck or larger is capable of blocking that much wind.

Just make sure the box truck has its bib on the grill.

For Saturday, the National Weather Service is calling for cloudy skies and 50 degrees, after a low of 44.  Winds are supposed to be out of the west-northwest sustained at 15 mph, with gusts during the day up to 25 mph.  20% chance of rain...probably CYA %

You're going to need a bigger truck.
Hahaha!!

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Post  Julie on Tue Oct 29, 2013 2:34 pm

Jim are you running the 50K or 50 miles?
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Re: TAPER MADNESS!!!!

Post  Nick Morris on Tue Oct 29, 2013 4:52 pm

Is it Sunday yet??
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Post  Nick Morris on Tue Oct 29, 2013 5:00 pm

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Post  Nick Morris on Tue Oct 29, 2013 5:01 pm

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Post  Nick Morris on Tue Oct 29, 2013 5:01 pm

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Re: TAPER MADNESS!!!!

Post  Jerry on Tue Oct 29, 2013 9:14 pm

Crazy Nick. I will be running a half Sunday. Not look forward to it.
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Post  Nick Morris on Tue Oct 29, 2013 11:03 pm

Jerry wrote:Crazy Nick. I will be running a half Sunday. Not look forward to it.
Come on Jerry...You can do it!!!
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Post  Nick Morris on Wed Oct 30, 2013 9:15 am

Check it out Nancy...The wind forecast keeps dropping Smile  It's down to 10 mph.

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Post  Jerry on Wed Oct 30, 2013 11:26 am

Nick Morris wrote:Check it out Nancy...The wind forecast keeps dropping Smile  It's down to 10 mph.

Prepare a shower cap
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Post  Nick Morris on Wed Oct 30, 2013 12:47 pm

Jerry wrote:
Nick Morris wrote:Check it out Nancy...The wind forecast keeps dropping Smile  It's down to 10 mph.

Prepare a shower cap
Ha, 30% means that it is not going to happen.  Only when they forecast 40% or higher does it actually rain.
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Post  Jerry on Wed Oct 30, 2013 1:00 pm

Nick Morris wrote:
Jerry wrote:
Nick Morris wrote:Check it out Nancy...The wind forecast keeps dropping Smile  It's down to 10 mph.

Prepare a shower cap
Ha, 30% means that it is not going to happen.  Only when they forecast 40% or higher does it actually rain.
Crap, I was serious.

Two years ago, I ran Dallas in cold rain. Shower cap was the only thing I did right. 3:00:09.

I regret very much not wearing my running rain jacket, but you are a northerner and may have better cold tolerance.
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